Mirrahimi ousts Indian stalwart Jayanta 6-5

Mirrahimi ousts Indian stalwart Jayanta 6-5

The 2010 Archery World Cup Finals bronze-medalist, Talukdar, squandered a 4-0 lead and gave up in the tie-break after the duo were locked 5-5 yesterday.

In a one-arrow tie-break, the Iranian hit a perfect 10 while the Indian shot a nine, according to the information received here today.

The 15th ranked Indian was in comfortable lead taking the first two sets 29-24, 29-25 to cruise to a 4-0 lead.

Talukdar, however, lost the next set 27-28 as the 98th ranked Iranian snatched the opening to draw the next set 27-27 to reduce the lead to 3-5.

In the final set, Talukdar lost 23-29 and allowed the contest drift to into a tie-breaker.
Two other archers -- Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai -- also fell early leaving Deepika Kumari and Laisharam Bombayla Devi in the women's section and Thupuvoyi Swuro in the men's section to keep the Indian challenge afloat.

The 31st ranked Banerjee defeated his 82nd ranked opponent Goktug Ergin of Turkey 6-5 in round one but fell to 79th-placed Alexey Belov of Russia 3-7 in the next round.
Rai, ranked 54th, won his opening round against 59th-ranked Piotr Nowak of Poland 6-0 before bowing to reigning Olympic champion Viktor Ruban (No. 11) of Ukraine 2-6.
Thupuvoyi will be up against a tough opponent in fourth seed Brady Ellison of the US in the third round.

The Naga archer won against 84th-placed Lars Eggestig of Sweden 7-1 and 36th ranked Yagiz Yilmaz of Turkey 6-0.

Sixth seed Deepika earned a bye into the round of 32.The gold-medalist at the Commonwealth Games will face 29th-ranked Lisa Unruh of Germany.

Bombayla won through two rounds to take on 43rd ranked Bishindee Urangungalag of Mongolia for a place in the pre-quarterfinals.

The Railways archer won against 102nd ranked Arezoo Heydari of Iran 7-1 and 54th ranked Iranian Fateme Farashi 6-0.Ranked 30th, Chekrovolu defeated Kazakh Anastassiya Bannevo 7-1 but fell to 35th ranked Veronika Haidn Tschalova of Germany 2-6.

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